Archaeologists Unveil Ancient Road Prophets, Kings Walked to Jewish Temple

After six years of extensive archaeological excavations led by the Israel Antiquities Authority, a 350-meter-long section of the Pilgrimage Road was unveiled at a festive ceremony in the City of David.

The road served as the main thoroughfare for pilgrims walking from the Pool of Siloam, where they would ritually purify themselves en route to the holy temple during the Second Temple Period.

Shaul Goldstein, director of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, said: "It is extremely moving to walk on the road on which prophets, kings, cohanim [priests] and the entire Jewish nation walked to reach the Temple Mount in ancient times. It's been said that these stones have a human heart."

Watch and learn about this amazing excavation—a testament to the ancient Jewish connection to Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish people.

This article originally appeared at unitedwithisrael.org.

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